A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 6, Garrick to Gyngell

A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Volume 6, Garrick to Gyngell


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In contrast to each other, Volume 5 is a sociological portrait of mostly little people in their tragic and comic efforts to achieve fame on the London stage during the Restoration and eighteenth century, whereas Volume 6 is dom­inated by the glamour of David Gar­rick, Nell Gwyn, and Joseph Grimaldi, the celebrated clown. Some 250 por­traits individualize the great and small of the theatres of London.

“With the arrival from Southern Illinois University Press of Volume 5 (Eagan to Garrett) and Volume 6(Garrick to Gyngell) the showbiz reader’s wonderment is bound to accelerate.”—Variety
“They [volumes 1 and 2] should be greeted with admiration and gratitude as the first installments of a major bene­faction of American scholarship to stu­dents of the English theatre.”—Modern Language Review
“A masterful collection of information for which we must be grateful.”

—Philological Quarterly“Undoubtedly will rank as an abso­lutely first-class achievement in theatre scholarship.”—Educational Theatre Journal
Philip H. Highfill, Jr., is a professor emeritus of English at George Washington University.

Kalman A. Burnim is emeritus Fletcher Professor of Drama at Tufts University.

Edward A. Langhans is an emeritus professor of drama and theatre at the University of Hawaii.

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Dimensions 2 × 7 × 10 cm